Numeric Investors Has Cut Hartford Finl Svcs Group (HIG) Holding By $4.75 Million; Spark Networks (LOV) Sentiment Is 1.25

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Numeric Investors Llc decreased Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc (HIG) stake by 66.51% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Numeric Investors Llc sold 86,400 shares as Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc (HIG)’s stock rose 0.12%. The Numeric Investors Llc holds 43,500 shares with $2.41M value, down from 129,900 last quarter. Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc now has $19.72 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $55.29. About 2.57M shares traded or 24.09% up from the average. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) has risen 9.92% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.78% the S&P500.

Spark Networks SE operates online dating platforms for singles seeking serious relationships worldwide. The company has market cap of $182.65 million. The firm operates its dating platforms under the EliteSingles, JDate, Christian Mingle, eDarling, JSwipe, and Attractive World brands. It currently has negative earnings.

Osmium Partners Llc holds 3.74% of its portfolio in Spark Networks SE for 4.23 million shares. Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd owns 1.08 million shares or 0.44% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Spruce House Investment Management Llc has 0.17% invested in the company for 2.18 million shares. The New York-based Robotti Robert has invested 0.1% in the stock. Ameriprise Financial Inc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 12,500 shares.

The stock increased 1.81% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $14.05. About 54,470 shares traded. Spark Networks SE (LOV) has declined 45.79% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 62.49% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Hartford Financial (NYSE:HIG), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Hartford Financial had 47 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) earned “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, August 10. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, April 19 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $64 target in Monday, October 16 report. The stock of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, August 19. Atlantic Securities downgraded The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) on Wednesday, October 28 to “Neutral” rating. As per Monday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Wood maintained The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) on Friday, April 7 with “Outperform” rating. Atlantic Securities upgraded The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) on Tuesday, January 26 to “Overweight” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold HIG shares while 210 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 310.47 million shares or 1.93% less from 316.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Davenport & Limited Liability Corp has 0% invested in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). New York State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 640,739 shares. Adirondack Research Mgmt has 16,250 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. The California-based Franklin Inc has invested 0.16% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Bancorp Of Montreal Can has 258,041 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ledyard Bancshares reported 0.02% stake. The New York-based Kemnay Advisory Services has invested 0.35% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Td Asset Management has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Zeke Advisors Limited Com owns 0.07% invested in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) for 8,794 shares. Oakworth Cap accumulated 240 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co accumulated 10,126 shares or 0% of the stock. Foundry Prtn Lc owns 351,679 shares or 0.78% of their US portfolio. Dreman Value Mgmt L L C holds 0.67% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) or 21,957 shares. Toronto Dominion Bancshares accumulated 138,995 shares. Horan Cap Advsr Limited Liability Corporation reported 750 shares.

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